GAUSHALA — Three persons died this morning in Mahottari due to heavy drinking, District Police Office, Mahottari said.
The deceased have been identified as Ram Brichya Mallik, 70, his son Prakash Mallik, 30, of Sahasaula VDC – 6 and Pancha Mallik of Gaushala Municipality – 7.
They drank at a liquor store belonging to one Binod Mahara at Sahasaula Chowk till 10 pm last night and left for their houses. They may have died between 2 am to 4 am, said Superintendent of Police (SP), Janak Bhattarai.
Meanwhile, Badri Mallik of Aurahi VDC – 3 and the store owner Binod Mahara also fell ill after consuming the same liquor.
Mallik is undergoing treatment at the Area Health Post while Mahara was taken outside of the district for treatment by his kin, SP Bhattarai added.
The bodies of the deceased will be taken to District Hospital, Jaleshwor for autopsy as the police continue to investigate into the incident.
1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap
DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.
The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.
Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.Follow @gorkhapost